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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Drawing, "Design for a Monument for Pope Pius VI", 1799

type: Drawing

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A platform, reached by a stair, supports a tall monument that has a blank tablet. Above, a vase-like sarcophagus with a portrait of the pope in a medallion, is surrounded by papal attributes: cross-staff, crozier, mitre and two angels. Lit candles in a candelabra rests on the floor.

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Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design